Growing: An Autobiography of the Years 1904 to 1911
Woolf's account of his seven years as a civil servant in Ceylon. "He has a seemingly effortless way with words which is beautiful and spellbinding" (J. M. Edelstein, New Republic). Index; photographs.
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I think that my state of mind is honestly and accurately described in the following
letter which I wrote to Lytton about a month after I arrived in Hambantota : 2nd Oct
. , 1908 Hambantota Ceylon I have often been on the point of writing in the last ...
I received from him the following letter : Downing Street , 16 February , 1912 Sir ,
ledge the I am directed by Mr. Secretary Harcourt to acknowreceipt of your letter
of the 14th February applying for an extension of your leave of absence from ...
is contained in your letter under acknowledgment . This explanation may , if you
wish , be given in a confidential letter which will not be communicated to the
Government of Ceylon , except in so far as you may agree to its being
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenney - LibraryThing
In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review